Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week:

Sly Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s All-Time Best Performances

Ben Sherlock at ScreenRant posted his choices for Sylvester Stallone Vs Arnold Schwarzenegger: Each Actor’s 5 Best Performances.  I thought I’d compare Sherlock’s Top 5 for Sly and Arnold to mine (using just his five best) and then what I’d include from all of each actor’s filmography.

First up: Sherlock’s choices and both of our ratings…

Sherlock’
Sly Picks

Zablo’s
Sly Picks

Sherlock’s
Arnold Picks

Zablo’s
Arnold Picks

5. John Rambo In First Blood 5. Lt. Marion Cobretti In Cobra 5. Wade Vogel In Maggie 5. Wade Vogel In Maggie
4. Johnny D. Kovak In F.I.S.T. 4. John Rambo In First Blood 4. Sheriff Ray Owens In The Last Stand 4. Sheriff Ray Owens In The Last Stand
3. Lt. Marion Cobretti In Cobra 3. Johnny D. Kovak In F.I.S.T. 3. Dutch In Predator 3. Doug Quaid In Total Recall
2. Sheriff Freddy Heflin In Cop Land 2. Sheriff Freddy Heflin In Cop Land 2. Doug Quaid In Total Recall 2. Dutch In Predator
1. Rocky Balboa In Rocky 1. Rocky Balboa In Rocky 1. The T-800 In The Terminator 1. The T-800 In The Terminator

Now what I would’ve included from each actor’s filmography.

Zablo’s Sly All Films

Zablo’s Arnold All Films

5. Deke DaSilva in Nighthawks 5. Harry Trasker in True Lies
4. John Rambo In First Blood 4. John Matrix in Commando
3. Sheriff Freddy Heflin In Cop Land 3. John ‘Breacher’ Wharton in Sabotage
2. Jack Carter in Get Carter 2. Dutch In Predator
1. Rocky Balboa in Rocky 1. The T-800 In The Terminator

Thomas Boatwright Makes a ‘F.I.S.T.”

I really like Thomas Boatwright’s riff on Sly from F.I.S.T.  Hopefully, you do as well.

Over the years I’ve gotten several Stallone pieces from Thomas.  Click on the link to see what has been posted so far… there are more to come.

If you’d like to see more of Thomas Boatwright’s art check out his blog and his instagram. Send him some love.

If you get commissions, you should consider a piece from Thomas. He keeps you totally in the loop on his progress, finishes his commissions on or ahead of schedule, has very reasonable prices, is a fantastic artist and always gives you more than you’re expecting!   – Craig

“F.I.S.T.” is Coming to Blu-ray

That’s an autographed mini-poster for “F.I.S.T.” starring Sly Stallone. It’s autographed by Norman Jewison, the director of “F.I.S.T.” and so many great movies.  

My pal, Alex [aka LotofSly] surprised me with a package containing it and several other Stallone-related autographs [Thanks again Alex!] but that is not what this post is about.

According to Blu-ray.com F.I.S.T.  is coming to Blu-ray DVD on February 10, 2015.

Sly in Rona Barrett’s Hollywood Dec. 1977

Earlier this week I received these photos attached to this e-mail:

Craig,

Longtime SZoner, Rob Hoskins, here from Salyersville, Kentucky. Just wanted to show you these latest gems. My Dad brought me an old copy of Rona Barrett’s HOLLYWOOD Magazine from December 1977 he found at an antique place. I found these sections on the “new star” of ROCKY inside.

Peace,

Rob Hoskins

I had the shirt and poster below. One of my sisters secretly traded the poster to one of her friends for a shirt. She didn’t tell me until years later.

If you’d like to see a larger version of the ad you can here.

 

Thanks to Rob for sharing!

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